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Parkinsons Disease

Massage Benefits Parkinsons Sufferers

19 years, 3 months ago

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Posted on Oct 04, 2002, 7 a.m. By Bill Freeman

A simple massage can significantly improve the quality of life of Parkinson's sufferers, say experts. Researchers at the University of Miami Touch Research Institute have found that massage helps patients' to sleep as well as improving their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities. Parkinson's disease destroys dopamine-producing cells; therefore, patients have dramatically low-levels of the neurotransmitter.

A simple massage can significantly improve the quality of life of Parkinson's sufferers, say experts. Researchers at the University of Miami Touch Research Institute have found that massage helps patients' to sleep as well as improving their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities. Parkinson's disease destroys dopamine-producing cells; therefore, patients have dramatically low-levels of the neurotransmitter. However, research has shown that massage naturally increases dopamine levels.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.ivanhoe.com on the 19th October 2001

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